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The Life Scientific

Episode 43: Noel Sharkey

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Jim Al-Khalili talks to Noel Sharkey, professor of artificial intelligence and robotics at Sheffield University, about why he thinks artificial intelligence is a dangerous dream. Show more

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Episode 152: Tim Birkhead on bird promiscuity

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Professor Tim Birkhead talks to Jim Al-Khalili about studying promiscuity in birds, his love of Skomer Island and its guillemots and the virtuoso singing of the bullfinch. Show more

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Episode 154: Adrian Thomas on the mechanics of flight

Duration: 28 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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Adrian Thomas, paragliding champion and professor of zoology, talks to Jim Al-Khalili about the mechanics of flight and creating a drone inspired by a dragonfly. Show more

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Anne Johnson on the importance of public health

Duration: 31 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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From HIV to influenza and Covid-19, why prevention is better than cure. Dame of public health, Prof Anne Johnson talks to Jim Al-Khalili about her life and work. Show more

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Patricia Wiltshire on how pollen can solve crimes.

Duration: 33 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Using pollen to solve crimes. Prof Pat Wiltshire tells Jim Al Khalili how by studying pollen spores taken from suspects and their possessions, she can establish who’s been where. Show more

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Richard Bentall on the causes of mental ill health

Duration: 41 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LWLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

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Why madness is in the world not in us. Prof Richard Bentall on how he pioneered talking therapies for people with psychosis and how early life events impact on our mental health. Show more